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two spiral shaped objects in the middle of a dark sky filled with stars and dust
Nasa reveals 'ghoulish pumpkin' staring at us from deep space for Halloween – says giant star carved
This image of a "ghostly face" was released just days before Halloween
the night sky is filled with many different objects
Markarian’s Chain of galaxies |
A string of galaxies.
many different types of objects in the dark sky with stars and space dust around them
Markarian’s Chain of galaxies |
At least 9 glowing oval smudges of different sizes against a star field.
an image of a spiral galaxy in the sky
NGC 3521
Galaxy in a Bubble⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is a mere 35 million light-years away, toward the constellation Leo. Relatively bright in planet Earth's sky, NGC 3521 is easily visible in small telescopes but often overlooked by amateur imagers in favor of other Leo spiral galaxies, like M66 and M65.
an image of a spiral galaxy in the night sky
Messier 64
17 million light-years from Earth lies Messier 64, otherwise known as the Black Eye Galaxy, or Sleeping Beauty. Discovered in 1779 by Edward Pigott, astronomers thought for centuries that it was a fairly ordinary spiral galaxy.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣But recent observations, including those of the Hubble telescope, have revealed something truly extraordinary about M64.
the spiral galaxy is surrounded by stars
NGC 7331
Beautiful galaxy NGC 7331.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣This is a spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across, located about 49 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse), while it is receding from us at roughly 816 kilometers per second. It is the brightest member of the NGC 7331 Group of galaxies (also called the Deer Lick Group).⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣💬
an image of a very large galaxy in the sky
The Eyes Galaxies
The Eyes Galaxies – NGC 4438 and NGC 4435 interacting galaxies in Virgo constellation. The galaxies lie at an approximate distance of 52 million light years from Earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The galaxies’ interaction brought the pair within 16,000 light years of each other in the past and the gravitational forces of the encounter ripped away material, dust and gas from each of the galaxies.
an image of a spiral galaxy in the sky
NGC 7714
NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — a relatively close neighbor in cosmic terms
many different types of galaxy in the sky
Galactic collisions
Galactic collisions abound in the universe, as Hubble Telescope has shown repeatedly.
an image of a spiral galaxy in the sky
NGC 3718
Spiral galaxy NGC 4921. Located about 310 million light years away from earth. Is a member of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies.
an image of a spiral galaxy in the sky
NGC 3718
Striking snapshot of NGC 3718, also known as Arp 214, toward the constellation Ursa Major. Its spiral arms look twisted and extended, mottled with young blue star clusters. Drawn out dust lanes obscure its yellowish central regions. This may be due to gravitational interaction between it and NGC 3729, another spiral galaxy located 150,000 light-years away.⁣⁣
an image of a spiral galaxy in the night sky
Hubble Sees a Supermassive and Super-hungry Galaxy
Hubble Sees a Supermassive and Super-hungry Galaxy
an image of the andromidus galaxy taken from space
Andromeda is huge... But this tilt-shift effect makes it look really tiny, isn't?. This is the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way (approx 2.5 million light years away)
an image of a very large object in the sky that looks like a spiral galaxy
The Spindle Galaxy
NGC 5866 (also called the Spindle Galaxy or Messier 102) is a relatively bright lenticular or spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣One of the most outstanding features of NGC 5866 is the extended dust disk, which is seen almost exactly edge-on. This dust disk is highly unusual for a lenticular galaxy. The dust in most lenticular galaxies is generally found only near the nucleus and generally follows the light profile of the galaxies' bulges.⁣
two spiral galaxy like objects in the sky
The Cartwheel Galaxy
Hubble’s Cartwheel⁣. Also known as ESO 350-40 or PGC 2248, The Cartwheel Galaxy is a lenticular galaxy and ring galaxy about 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor.